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Wine Spectator: Northern California Vintners Assess Wildfire Damage

October 18, 2017

The smoke and ash remain thick over large parts of Sonoma and Napa Counties, but residents are returning and businesses are reopening. A large board outside Domaine Carneros reads, “Thank you first responders,” echoing dozens of hand-drawn signs lining the highways thanking fire crews and others who came to wine country’s aid. A sign in Sonoma Square reads, “The love in the air is thicker than the smoke.” The Northern California wildfires entered a new stage Tuesday. More than a week after igniting, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (Cal Fire) is reporting that several of the largest fires are now mostly contained. Wine Spectator has an update.

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